Trails have many benefits of health and economic basis. Here are studies and articles on the benefits of trails.
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posted Jul 31, 2020
Learn about successful strategies from recreation and parks professionals that address the disconnect from nature through facility and land use planning, program development, and community education and partnerships.
posted Jul 15, 2020
We are hosting our conference virtually. This is a new conference format and process for all of us. We hope you will join us!
posted May 7, 2020
This webinar will summarize the main findings from multiple interviews on the dynamics with state and local stakeholders in government, business, and nonprofit who work in rural communities on outdoor recreation.
posted Apr 30, 2020
See how a park district committed itself to reinventing its facilities, programs, and events to serve 21st century audiences while at the same time helping to change the image and culture of what had been considered a “dying” rust belt community.
posted Apr 28, 2020
Together rural communities, land managers, agencies, and counties are creating a vision to leverage the power of outdoor recreation to strengthen main street revitalization, contributing to stewardship of public lands and creating new opportunities for prosperity.
posted Apr 22, 2020
This webinar will provide attendees with ideas and solutions for getting projects implemented through creative coalitions and engagement activities.
posted Apr 14, 2020
This webinar will help empower kids, and their parents and educators alike, to lead the way through engaging strategies when on the trail.
posted Apr 2, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 has heightened the role that greenways and conserved greenspace play in providing critically important outdoor space for human activity, while at the same time promoting public health, safety, and well-being.
posted Mar 4, 2020
Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.
posted Feb 4, 2020
Economic impact studies offer a valuable approach to quantifying how and why outdoor recreation matter to local/state economies. These studies are revolutionizing how outdoor recreation organizations explain why public lands matter to government officials and are a critical part of supporting outdoor recreation developments. SORP has assembled two unique professionals with extensive experience in economic impact analysis in outdoor recreation.
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Oregon housing development along the Willamette River Greenway in Portland, Oregon
Homes are essentially right on the trail near downtown Portland, Oregon
The trail zigzags through development with both cyclists and walkers using the route near downtown Portland, Oregon
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